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video of a speech that he said proved she was racist. we know that was not the case. fox 5's karen gray houston with sherrod's road to redemption. >> reporter: the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church on m street has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it's undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop shirley sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still haunted by this now famous video. >> here i was saying that when they have a white person say they're lazy. >> reporter: it was a speech she gave to the naacp, but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed to show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation, but the truth did not get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture. she said she's suing blogger andrew brightbart. >> do the right thing and got wi
, no results have come in from those wards but we'll keep you posted. meantime, mayor fenty is -- karen gray houston continues our coverage from fenty headquarters northwest. karen, what is the mood there as the early numbers are coming in. it means much more subdued than what we saw in gray's camp. >> reporter: hey shawn, these folks here are eager for a win, and they're just hoping that the candidates can eek one out. they feel that the fenty campaign has more money, that it was more energized. they're crossing their fingers right now and they're hoping for the best. what i've noticed that's interesting about these campaign headquarters, there are not any tv screens in here, so people are getting their information online. they are looking at their smart phones. some of them have laptops, and that is the way they're getting their information. there are no signs yet of the candidate. we've been asking about him. people won't tell us where he is, and that's a smart candidate, why show up and say anything right now, when we have absolutely no real good indications of what the outcome are going
is recovering at an animal shelter. karen gray houston picks up the story. >> he's a friendly dog but he's emaciated. he's about 10 pounds and heaviest and he ought to weigh 20. they've already named him thomas. >> reporter: the tiny poodle schnauzer mix is already making new friends at his new home. >> we just named him yesterday, we named him thomas. >> why thomas. >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> the dog was found behind an apartment complex on 22nd street in southeast. his cage is still next to the dumpster. it reeks of urine and feces. >> we were cleaning around the dumpster and we heard something crying so the gentleman pulled it out and put it on the side and i called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was all matted and dirty. he's been saved and groomed since. people who are living in the apartment complex where he was found are outraged he was tossed out to die. >> how could somebody do that to the dog? >> maybe somebody couldn't pay rent for the dog because they charge rent for animals around here. >> reporter: whatever the reason, this is a crime. misdemeanor
some critical statements are in. others won't be allowed. karen gray houston is live at d.c. superior core. >> reporter: defendant apparently confessed to a police detective about two other assaults that occurred in rock creek park at the same time that chandra levy was killed. that officer wrote in a presentencing report that he told him he couldn't help himself from robbing women and sexually abusing them. the judge ruled that that report cannot be used when this case goes to trial. >> reporter: this man has pleaded not guilty to killing and raping chandra levy in the summer 2001. but he was convicted of attacking two female joggers that same year, and he talked about it to a d.c. police detective. prost cute stores wanted that information used at trial, but judge gerald fisher crated other cases, saying presentence reports are supposed to be confidential documents to help judges make decisions about sentencing. the judge did say he will allow confessions he made to police about levy. testimony from a spanish- speaking officer convinced the judge that the defendant who
.  >>> the district is expanding its bike sharing program. it makes it the biggest program in the country. karen gray houston has details. >> significant milestone. >> reporter: they came, they saw, they biked. local and federal officials joined a legion of biking enthusiasts in front of the new u.s. department of transportation headquarters in southeast. >> the only thing better than talking about bicycling is bicycling. >> reporter: capitol bike sharing is a regional program with 100 stations in the district and 14 in arlington. you can pick up a bike and ride it all over the area. >> i don't need a cup of coffee after riding a couple of miles on the bike. >> reporter: it's a new concept here in virginia the district has had a smart bike program in place since 2007 and installed bike lanes all over town. we found considerable interest at the new capitol bike share station across from the crystal city metro. there are all kinds of benefits to a program like this one. for one thing, the first 30 minutes of each trip are free. and everybody likes a freebie. you have to be a member, you can join online
her message on discrimination. today she spoke at a local church and her karen gray houston was there in attend -- and our karen gray houston was there in attendance. >> reporter: the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church on m street has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it's undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop shirley sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still haunted by this now famous video. >> here i was saying i happened to have a white person say they're lazy. >> reporter: it was a speech she gave to the naacp but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed so show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation, but the truth did not get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture. she said she's suing blogger andrew brightbart. >>
fighting to keep his job. karen gray houston continues her team coverage from fenty's headquarters. karen. >> reporter: hey, brian, we are waiting here. they're playing the waiting game. there's music and a lot of optimism. take a look around. let me show you who's here. these are very young campaign workers. the folks that did the nitty-gritty work on the campaign. they're the guys who put the signs in people's yards, the people who were waving signs on street corners. they were the people who were trying to register people to vote and took vans taking people to the polls today. joining me now is the main person who was the architect of getting a lot of these young people out to vote. ron moten, he's the guy working with young people in the community. why is it important to get young people out. >> we have to teach our young people citizenship, and in this race where we have to cover a lot of ground, it's important to get people out who don't vote. >> you're right about that, the political scientists will tell you, people that don't vote, can this make a difference whether fenty wins or
with allison seymour and gurvir dhindsa. and paul wagner and d.c. political reporter karen gray houston as moderator, i may ask a follow-up question. the candidates then would get the full a lotment of answer and reput tall time. we have been asking you the viewer for your input and questions that you would like us to ask the candidates. we thank you for your response. you will hear many of your thoughts incorporated into the questions that we pose the next hour. we are streaming today's debate live on our web site at myfoxdc.com. you can go there to chat about the debate in realtime as it's happening. so, those are the ground rules, we are ready to begin. before the debate, mayor fenty won a coin toss. he decided to give his opening statement first. mayor fenty. >> thank you and good morning. if this debate is like the last six months of campaigning, expect my opponent to not spend a lot of time talking about his record or my record. expect him to talk a lot about things like a made up charge of phonism, a charge that "the washington post" dismissed this past weekend saying there was a
. >>> first, let's go to fenty headquarters and karen gray houston is live there with the latest. >> reporter: it's an all-hands- on-deck situation here at the campaign headquarters. volunteers and hard-core supporters out at the polling precincts. there are a few folks getting ready for a big crowd this evening for what they say will be a victory party tonight. it started here at the headquarters early this morning. the mayor getting his people all pumped up with a final campaign rally. adrian fenty then went out later with his family and cast his vote about 8:30 at the sharp school in his homebase ward 4 on 13th street northwest and he has been dropping in on polling places all day and said to be anywhere from 7 to 17 points behind. and fenty is not giving up. he's personally trying to convince voters to keep an open mind and we caught up with him at his old elementary school, bancroft, near 17th and newton. >> i'm energized. this energizes me, i have all loved election day and trying to hit as many places as possible. i wish could get into all the precincts, it's not possible. >> walked ov
to a 45% margin. gray is filling out his legion of the future. fox 5s karen gray houston is here now. karen? >> reporter: vince gray held a news conference outside of the hotel where he held his victory party last night. he said he would like to see a more uniteed city and wants to hear from residents about what they want. >> we're here for you. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> reporter: it was a lovefest by supporters and council colleagues. as vincent gray stepped forward to thank the people who made him the nominee. >> i want you to know how humbled i am with the victory last night. and with the trust that has been invested in me by the voters. [ applause ] >> reporter: fresh off of his win, he viewed to be inclusive, promised to hold town hall meetings to find out what citizens want. supporters, including some union leaders, see new hope and like the tone gray is setting. >> what we vex picturation about -- expectations about is we will be included in decisions in this city. >> we were excluded for four years. >> gray said he won't be turning back the clock on school reform and r
before the d.c. primary. they squared off during a debate at the newseum last night. karen gray houston reports. >> reporter: outside the newseum before the candidates went at it, there was the usual campaign hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty! >> reporter: inside, the per functionary handshake and a hug. reporters at the ready and the slugfest was on. >> the issue of yoko ono cronyism will not be a factor in the gray administering as it has been in this administration where $8 # million in contract have gone to the mayor's fraternity professors. >> surely he read the "washington post" editorial board's statement on sunday where it said, and i'll quote, mr. feint fenty's friends did for the receive $82 million. >> reporter: fenty, who now trails gray by 17 points in a "washington post" poll also harped on a new theme in his campaign n his rush to make the city better, he says, he has made mistakes. >> i've got to do a better job making people feel good about that change so she include it in a part of that. i've learned that lesson. i commit to doing that. >> reporter: vincent gray is s
counts. fox 5's karen gray houston has the latest update from the campaign trail. >> reporter: they are opposite stylistically, the brash underdog incumbent mayor drives himself around town. the council chairman challenging now walking with a swagger of a candidate riding high in the polls. >> welcome to this special edition of fox 5 morning morning news. >> reporter: both came out swinging in the morning debate gray hammering his message that unemployment is a spark employment why people feel left out. >> the council put in in the budget for this year $4.6 million for adult job training. this administration now over 11 months into the fiscal year with less than a month ago spent not one dollar of that. >> reporter: but the mayor says that's plainly wrong. >> just over the past month we've gotten out $3 million in grants to organizations that work with people who need job training. >> reporter: getting a job when you're unemployed is hard enough. it's even more challenging if you're an ex-offender. mayor fenty dropped by the mlk library for a graduation say mon for the project
on the scene responded and fox 5's karen gray houston was on the scenes it unfolded. >> reporter: it was an orderly festival full of people, dogs, music, food and crafts, up until two dogs, this poodle seen here with its owner and a pit bull got into it. >> two dogs were passing by and suddenly they jump on each other. they were fighting. >> this is the distraught onaer of the pit bull who was killed. eyewitnesses say the pit bull was the aggressor. >> the pit bull started biting the owner of the dog and her bystander that was there with her started biting hem. >> bye standers tried to separate the dogs. one of them, this man, says he was bitten by the poodle. then police got involved. >> the one issue that does not appear to be in dispute is that a police officer pulled out his weapon out here and shot and killed the dog. how and why it happened depends on whom you ask. >> this big guy right here, the white man there picked up the dog, very angrily and threw the dog down the steps there and stood at the top of the stairway there and pulled out his gun and in front of the crowd j
reporter karen gray houston and paul wagner are joining us to talk about the candidates, the campaign and the issues that stand out at this point in the race. both candidates were out stumping today 'what's the very latest from the campaign trail? >> the very latest, i just got this offline, the d.c. examiner will be endorsing adrian fenty for reelection. the editorial will be on the front page of the paper and they say the candidates of the residents of the city have apparently been judging the candidates based on style and not substance. they think adrian fenty deserves another chance. well, fenty and vincent gray were on the campaign stumping really hard today. stepping up the pace labor day, people aren't home. you could expect to see them knocking on doors. here you say adrian fenty showed up at the turkey thicket recreation center. he kind of showed up in this newly renovated rec center he wants to take a bit of credit for in ward 5 and you will notice a lot of the people here, we've been talking about a racial divide in this campaign, these are young supporters of adrian fenty,
of the unpleasantness in the mayoral campaign which early on gray was not expected to win. >> adrian fenty had over $4 million in bank and strictly talking about money, we just had our money come by love. >> reporter: karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> it is safe to say mcdonald's isn't loving it. still ahead on the edge the fast food giant responds after a controversial ad hits the airways. >>> plus a former president goes after the lion of the senate, why jimmy carter is criticizing the late ted kennedy. >>> and new england quarterback tom brady has a beef with patriots fans. brady wasn't happy when he looked up into the stands sunday and saw half the seats empty in the 4th quarter. the pats play the jets next. brady said he doubts the jets fans leave their home games early.  >>> mcdonald's lashing out at a commercial that links the fast food chain to heart disease. the committee for responsible medicine shows a grieving widow weeping over the body of a man with a half eaten hamburger. mcdonald's say it's misleading and it's up to the customers to make smart food choices. >
and karen gray houston has more to try to get insight. >> reporter: there are articles in the local newspapers and people are blogging about it. i spoke to marion barry and moden who both thought they were successful getting their points across and one expert thought it helped both candidates. >> reporter: on the campaign trail, there was lots for the candidates to talk about, includeing about last night's debate. >> i thought it was a good exchange of different opinions where the city should go and, obviously, i agree with ron. >> it was a big risk discussion between the two. i appreciate the fact that the mayor made the point he was not a spokesperson for our campaign. >> reporter: and -- [ indiscernible ] >> lorenzo morris is a political science professor. we watched the debate with him at howard university. >> and i have a different opinion than my icon, who i love marion barry when he said things haven't changed. we have four new rec centers, 3,000 libraries and units for the homeless. >> what about the people? adrian fenty is -- talked about recreation centers and what about j
for gray without saying fenty. karen gray houston, fox5 news. >> coming up next, have you seen this, a trainer at a vegas casino desperately trying to fight off a 400 pound lion. we'll show you how the attack ended. sue. >>> another tropical storm igor has formed. i'll have the track on that coming up. >>> in tonight's fox5 top 5, 3d technology, breaking down the art of dancing. guys, find out what message you're sending with your moves. and if you're dancing to this song, i'm sure you're saying a lot, next.  ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy, low-fat yogurt. mcdonald's new strawberry banana and wildberry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >> a billion dollars in revenue. soccer officials say it could happen in the world cup is played in the us. the fifa inspection delegations took a tour today. they're in the us for a three-day five-city tour pro posed sites for the cup. eight other countries are in the running. they will announce its pick
:00, the state of the mayor's race. karen gray houston and paul wagner will be live on the set to break down the issues and talk about where the candidates stand ahead of the democratic primary. join us after the fox drama, "lie to me." >>> 27 thorough bred racehorses are dead after a fire tore through their barn. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting th
and karen gray houston has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: this is an unusual primary race. the candidates are not just duking it out on debates andro and tv ad, but a new contest. the battle is happening online. on the candidates website and on u tube. >> vince gray doesn't think it was a mistake. >> reporter: one of the newest fenty jabs can be seen on youtube and based on the council chairman's reducal to admit mistakes during the candidate debate seen last week on fox 5. both of the candidates are pulling out all 9 stops and check out vince gray's website of testimonials by former spent supporters and some who worked in his administration. >> unfortunately, there was not a lot of thought about the long- term impact of his decisions. >> there are a lot of people working actively on this campaign who were either employees of the government. >> and the whole purpose is to get as many votes as humanly possible and we're worrying hard. >> reporter: they disagree on a wide range of issues but this is something that was easy for them, the development of the anacostia waterfron
. >>> and from sun up to sun down, it's campaign time and polls close at 8:00 p.m. on tuesday. karen gray houston is back from the campaign trail trail and is live with the latest. >> reporter: incumbent democrat adrian fenty and vincent gray are running on fumes and they trying to rack up undecided votes. at this hour on that southwest waterfront, fenty getting an endorsement in the southeast from the go go community. it started during the morning rush hour for the mayor and on the corner of georgia avenue and missouri. it's ward 4 and fenty hoping to hold on. the challenger is in front by seven points. the council chairman turned up. most showed up. mayor fenty missed the rally and his people said that he was out campaigning elsewhere and he did turn up early on the board of elections -- elections on this last day of early voting. >> i'm going to campaign and ask people to vote because of the great record that we have been able to put together the past four years. whoever has the best manager and record, should win the elect. >> we're out touching pe
. >> karen gray houston has been covering this race. she joins us to talk about it. thank you for coming in. it was a late night. >> yes. at 2:30. >> you were with the fenty camp last night and give me a sense of what they were feeling last night? do they have a sense of why things turned out the way they did? >> if you watched who was at the campaign headquarters, it was young campaign volunteers and workers. they were -- the average age was 25 or less. and so it was really -- i've covered a lot of the primary elections and general elections and you normally see people attached to your administration, there were a few of those there. people from outside of the government, civic groups, church and union leaders and none of those people were there. so that was a little bit unusual. did they get why it happened? i think what happened is people want to like their mayor and it had gotten to the point where he was not as likeable and they were used to. he had a couple of terms as a city counsel person who was mr. constituent. if you needed something, he would show up and try to get it for you. a
this labor day. they were both stumping for votes. karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with an update. >> the candidates are taking full advantage of the labor day holiday. it is a time when you can find voters at home if you are knocking on doors and check out folks going to the polls for the early voting. >> four more years! >> reporter: ward 5 northeast outside of the turkey thicket rec center. the underdog incumbent mayor wrapping up his message at a campaign rally with young supporters. >> we are priming the pump. we want to get the numbers in the polls as high as they can be and the only way to do so is to start to vote early. we have eight days. >> we are working hard to win 4. >> reporter: elsewhere in northeast, near the rigs la salle community center, enthusiastic support for the challenger vincent gray. it is an area that could prove to be a major battleground, which is ward 4, fenty's home turf. >> we have been out all day and will be out all day and evenings until the 14th. a spirited campaign. >> reporter: mayor fenty dropped by the woodland rec center in southeast. the
to soothe any hard feelings. they started with the unity breakfast. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: in a heavily democratic town, convincement gray is expected to be the next mayor. he came to the democratic state committee breakfast at israel baptist church to highlight issues he says are important to him. >> like our schools, like public safety, like getting people back to work again and restoring the public trust to our government. >> reporter: gray was warmly received by all including the defeated incumbent mayor. >> reporter: it was . >> it was a real tough campaign. i think we fought hard. i think it was all fought in the best spirit. it is good to show publicly that all that stuff is left in the campaign. >> reporter: after every primary, the state committee brings the win irs and losers together. >> it is all about now bringing everybody together to start the healing process an now we got to be one city, one people be one party. >> one city! one city! one city! >> reporter: it is gray's vision for the future. he is plann
comes in with gray way up in the polls. fox 5's karen gray houston has the latest on the political front. >> vote for gray! >> reporter: outside the museum before the candidates went at it there was the usual campaign hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty! vote him on the 14th! >> reporter: inside the perfunctory handshake and a hug. reporters at the ready and the slugfest was on. >> issue of croniism will not be a factor in the gray administration as it has been in this administration where $82 million in contracts have gone to the mayor's fraternity brothers. >> surely he read the washington post editorial board's statement on sunday where it said and i'll quote, "mr. fenty's friends did not receive $82 million." >> reporter: fenty who now trails gray by 17 points in a washington post poll also harped on a new theme in his campaign. in his rush to make the city better he says he's made mistakes. >> i've got to do a better job making feel -- making people feel good about that change. >> reporter: gray is skeptical. >> frankly i think it's a change of strategy. >> reporter: mayor fenty doe
to smile tonight. the district expanded its area to include arlington want fox 5's karen gray houston will tell us -- arlington. fox 5's karen gray houston will tell us about the expansion. >> reporter: they came, they saw, they bike. local and federal officials joined a legion of biking enthusiasts in front of the new u.s. department of transportation headquarters in southeast. >> the only thing better than talking about bicycling is bicycling. >> reporter: capital bike sharing is a regional program with 100 stations in the strict and 14 in arlington. you can pick up a bike and ride it all over the area. >> i don't need a cup of coffee after riding a couple miles on the bike. >> reporter: it's a new concept here in virginia. the district has had a smart bike program in place since 2007 and installed bike lanes all over town. we found considerable interest at the new capital bike share station across from the crystal city metro. there are all kind of benefits to a program like this one. for one thing, the first 30 minutes of each trip are fre and everybody likes a freebie. you have to
in these final days. fox 5's karen gray houston with the story tonight. >> reporter: ward 3, upper northwest, lots of wealthy white residents, it could play a pivotal role in the outcome of the primary. >> you always pick 2. a friend told me that. >> reporter: the d.c. council chairman courting votes on the home turf of mary cheh who wholeheartedly endorsed gray. >> it's politics of fear about going back somewhere. this way it's progressive. he's reformist. >> to be able to have the support of someone who is as intelligent as thoughtful, as hard working as mary cheh is incredibly uplifting. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: across town the celebration of another groundbreaking, adrian fenty appearing mayoral announcing the upcoming renovation of the historic howard theater. his wife with him wednesday making quite an impression after the museum debate. >> at this point in time i feel compelled to speak because there are so many misconceptions about my husband. >> reporter: michelle fenty rarely speak publicly. she's a lawyer, born and raised in london, the daughter of jamaican immigrants now coming
were seriously hurt in that fire including a 2- year-old child. fox 5's karen gray houston is following the story. >> woke up and said what's going on? fire going on. there's a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning residents woke up to billowing smoke and fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived to find people desperately trying to get out. one man who jumped from a fifth floor window died. his nephew says he woke up his 38-year-old uncle, patrick perez and through a translator he tells us he climbed out the window first using a telephone cord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that's when i grabbed the telephone cable, tied it up to the refrigerator and then threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree below and jumped. his uncle jumped but unfortunately landed on the iron gate and died. >> he rescued numerous people out the window and down ladders, some from the fifth floor and above. >> reporter: the fifth floor hallway is where investigators think the fire started. this young man from maryland was sleeping over
company. karen gray houston has more. >>> omar karim showed up because a d.c. court judge ordered. >> there has been no wrongdoing. >> reporter: for a year, the council has been investigating banneker ventures and its contracts to renovated city parks an crec centers. at issue, how an estimated $86 million skirted the council review process. >> we are here because we had to get a motion to compel for evidence and information that we thought was important to the case. >> reporter: councilmember harry thomas says a number of companies have been associated with the dollars that went into the project. >> one of those was liberty law where we know great sums of money went into the perceived contractors and then want you out to the other firms. we wanted it find out what the expenditures were and where they were going. >> he has never disagreed with talking about the park contract. the investigation wanted to get into a host of other business interests of his that did not involve d.c. government funds. >> reporter: bolden as the council members are off base and the investigation is spir
and wanting us to be more healthy and more environmentally friendly. >> reporter: in arlington karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >>> the news keeps coming tonight. here's brian bolter tonight with the news edge at 11:00. >> we're kicking off tonight with a story we broke last week. a rash of armed robberies near the university of maryland has the campus on edge. police have made arrests, but the news is bittersweet because there's been another attack. fox 5's wisdom martin live in the newsroom now exclusive information. >> last week we broke the story about an arrest in the college robberies. police released video of the suspect using credit cards at two local convenience stores. after that story aired investigators were loaded with calls that led them to the first arrest and tonight a second suspect is in custody. prince george's county police say andrew hillics of silver spring is one of three men who robbed students at gunpoint august 8th in college park. this is video of hillex at a convenience store in silver spring using the victims' credit card. sunday he turned him into police. he i
before midnight. this happened while karen gray houston was on the air live updating election results. >> those are the people who were targeted by the get out to vote effort of the -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaned against the glass. >> we are told the volunteer fell through a nine by nine foot window and was bleeding pretty badly from the head. the good news here, the man was able to walk to an ambulance. so far though, no word on his condition this morning. >>> now, to the prince george's county race for county executive. let's talk about that. that was rushern baker beating the four challengers. we continue with this morning's team coverage with stacy cohan. she is live in upper marlboro with the latest there. >>> we are outside the county administration building. it is home to the county executive and will soon have a new inhabitant in the form of one rushern baker. this is bake are's third attempt to win the county executive race. it appears the third time was the charm. he beat out a field of four other candidates but his many candidate was michael jacks
gray. and what are we expecting from this breakfast? >> well, first of all, karen. i think we're going to try to get everything together. it's time to unite behind all of the candidates and work together for november. >> reporter: and are you speaking? >> yes. >> reporter: and would you give us highlights of what you intend to tell the crowd. >> i want to foreshadow some things that are important to me, like our schools, like public safety, like getting people back to work again and restoring the public trust to our government. but most of all it is important that we continue to work together to try to bring this city together. one of the things i've decided to do, and i mentioned this yesterday, is have eight town hall meetings. one in each ward. i look forward to working with each of the council members. i'm also thinking about in the aftermath of the general election, i said this even before we entered office but i haven't made a final decision on that. >> reporter: you know we keep bringing up michelle rhee. she told us yesterday she's taking some time off, prehoneymoon, to get her
and to behave in the process, shawn? and karen gray houston, thank you. >>> fox 5 continues to lead the way on the race to the d.c. mayor's office. two of the biggest supporters will join us in gray's corner, the former d.c. mayor marion barry will be here and fenty ally and ron moden. a can't-miss-debate on fox 5 news at 10. >>> othery voting is on the way to maryland. you have a few hours left to request one. you have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to fax or e-mail your questions. the mail-in deadline has passed. for details on requesting a ballot g to www.myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >>> it's the story that just keeps on giving. an onand off day, albert hainesworth is making front- page news. here's the latest on the future and the on going drama. >> reporter: last week about hainesworth and shanahan smoked about smoking cigars and having dinner together, i don't think that is going happen. espn is reporting the redskins have tightened albert's old team about a trade for the disgruntled defensive liveman. the reports are the titans are interested if the two sides could agree on compensa
spoke on sunday at a d.c. church and karen gray houston was there. >> reporter: the metropolitan african methodist episcopal church has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it's undergoing a major renovation and that did not stop shire sherrod from telling her story. >> this persons with e-mailing me, saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: she is still haunted by the video. >> if you have a white person say their story. >> reporter: a conservative blogger posted excerpts seemed to show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: she was talking about her own racial transformation. but the truth did not get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture. she said she's shoeing blogger andrew brightbart. >> do the right thing and god will help you through any situation. >> reporter: folks who heard her remarks had this to say. >> it gives us a new perspective on how people are being treated. >> she spoke directly to
at the newseum. karen gray houston has the latest on the political front. [ chanting ] >> reporter: outside, before the candidates went at it, there was the hoopla. >> don't forget mayor fenty. rs ready and the slug fest was on. >> the issue of cronyism will not be a factor in the gray administration as it is in this administration where $82 million in contracts have gone to the fraternity brothers. >> surely he read the washington post editorial statement on sunday where it said, and i'll quote, mr. fenty's friends did not receive $82 million. >> reporter: fenty who trails gray by 14 points in a washington post poll also harped on a new team in his campaign. in his rush to make the side better, he said, he's made mistakes. >> i have to do a better job making people feel good about that change so they include it in a part of that. and i commit to that. >> reporter: vincent gray is skeptical. >> frankly, i don't think it's a change of heart, it's a change of strategy. >> reporter: the mayor does appear to be shifting gears. he brought his wife michelle along and she hold reporters that she's
that one. thank you, karen gray houston. >>> d.c. mayor fenty said he is done with politics for now and will not run as an independent or republican in the november general election. at a late morning news conference, he thanked his supporters and said he will now get behind vincent gray, the man who soundly beat him in the democratic primary. paul wagner picks up the team coverage. >> reporter: adrian fenty declined to critique his campaign saying instead that the people spoke and he lost fair and square n. front of a small group of supporters, fenty smoke spoke without bitterness, saying he looked forward to helping gray get started. adrian fenty was all smiles as he greeted supporters and campaign workers at his georgia avenue headquarters, hours after losing to vincent gray he spoke positively about the city's future. >> i respect the democratic process and to me it would be overstepping my bounds to say as the incumbent mayor, i think the democratic nominee should do this or that and in fact, i'm here to support him. >> reporter: mayor fenty said he has had a great 10-year run
. >> reporter: in arlington, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> we still have flight attendanty more this morning including a fox 5 investigation. >> i'm tisha thompson with channel 5. we saw that you parked in that handicapped space. may i ask you what your disability is? >> no, you can not. >> handicapped parking spots ate local metro spot not going to those in need. that person wasn't the only person we spotted i'm story you will only see here on fox 5 is coming up next. n ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> a fox 5 investigation. >> i noticed that you parked in one of handicapped spaces. may i ask what your disability ?'s. >> i don't have a disability. >> people caught on camera using handicapped spaces. >> this investigation is weeks in the making the handicapped parking spots at a local metro spot not going to those in need. >> our investigation started with a tip from a viewer saying we should look into who is using the handicapped spots at the branch ave
of the year. >> karen gray houston, thank you very much. >>> a defeat for gay right groups trying to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy which bans gays from serving in the military. today republicans blocked consideration of a defense spending bill that would have lifted the ban. sherry ly is here with how it went down. >> reporter: democrats were counting on suzanne collins as the crucial 60th vote. in the end they didn't get that and even lost a vote of some democrats. in the final tally, democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to bring the legislation up for debate by a 56-43 margin. the repeal of the military ban was attached to the $726 billion defense spending bill, along with other controversial measures. how republicans and democrats accuse each other of political grandstanding with a mid-term elections just weeks away. >> they want to use this week for a political exercise. they want to weigh this bill down with controversy and a transparent attempt to show the interest groups they haven't forgotten about them ahead of the election. >> we just wanted to bring it
in northwest and karen gray houston has more. >> he's a friendly dog and emaciated, about 10 pounds and should weigh 20. the folks at the sheltver named him. thomas. this is thomas with officer jennifer gardener in his new temporary home. the washington humane society shelter on georgia avenue. the tiny poodle-schnauzer mix is making new friends. >> we named him yesterday and named him thomas. >> why thomas? >> after the maintenance man who found him. >> reporter: the dog was found behind the douglas-knoll apartment complex. the cage is next to the dumpster and wreaks of feces and urine. rena kelly was with the maintenance naman who discovered the dog. >> we were cleaning around the dumpster and heard something crying. the gentleman climbed over and pulled it out and put it inside and i went in and called animal control. >> reporter: his hair was matted and dirty and he's been shaved and groomed. people who live in the apartment building where he was found are outraged he was tossed out and left to die. >> what? how can someone do it to the dog? maybe someone couldn't pay the rent for the dog
the undecided votes with a cloud hanging over this race about possible vote buying. karen gray houston joins the action from the newsroom. >> reporter: the two candidates are trying to convince people to come out and vote tomorrow and both adrian fenty and vincent gray are fielding accusations about buying. >> reporter: in the wind, what is noticeable, the difference in style. fenty saying votes are what i have done, not for who i am. >> crime's down, education is up. services have never been stronger. >> reporter: vincent gray, the consensus building council chairman is stalling for votes surrounded by security. >> do you have security? >> yeah. >> do you think it's necessary? >> people have convinced me because of the behaviors at other events during the campaign. >> reporter: and then there is fenty ride alone in his smart car with no trailing police detail. there is that phone camera video that shows gray supporters trying to lure voters to the polls with $10 gift cards. >> i think when the board of elections referred it to the state attorney's office, i think they did the right thing. i
the election results. a volunteer accidentally crashed through a plate glass window as fox 5's karen gray houston was on the air live. >> those are the people worm targeted by the get out to vote effort of the -- oh, my gosh. don't get too frightened. somebody leaned against the glass and it broke out. this campaign headquarters used to be -- >> a bit of a ruckus broke out as fenty supporters tried to block cameras from filming the aftermath. >>> in the race to defeat vincent gray, at-large count sill member kwame drown faced off against vincent orange and dorothy douglas. brown take the primary decisively with 55% to orange's 39%. douglas captured 6% of the vote. >>> we now turn to the race in prince george's county to county executive. rushern baker is claiming victory after beating four challengers. we will continued with this morning's team coverage with stacy cohan. she is live in upper marlboro with the latest there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning f persistence counts, well then it certainly paid off for rushern baker. his third attempt at winning the top job in prince geor
and karen gray houston was there. >> this church has hosted statesmen and civil rights leaders. it is undergoing a major renovation. that did not stop scherrly sherrod from retelling her story. >> this person was e-mailing me saying you should be ashamed of yourself. >> reporter: sherrod is still hauntedded by this video. it was a speech she gave to the naacp but a conservative blogger posted excerpts that seemed to show she withheld assistance from a georgia farmer because he was white. >> i just knew the administration would support me. >> reporter: sherrod was talking about her own racial transformation but the truth did for the get out until she was forced to resign. president obama apologized. she declined an offer to go back to agriculture p. she says she is suing the blogger. >> do the right thing and god will help you through any situation. >> reporter: folk who heard her remarks had this to say. >> it gives us a new perspective on how people are being treated. >> she spoke directly to life, pain, the ability to be able to believe beyond what is possible. >> she says, i
march. karen gray houston is live in the newsroom with what this is about. >> reporter: this march is being organized by civil rights leaders, union leaders, peace activists, celebrities and sports figures and that rally and cry is to help put america back to work and there are remarket events all over the country. today, local leaders in d.c. got on board. >> reporter: there is quite a history of marching on washington. martin luther king's 1963 rally to social justice is one that stands out. the income follows the million- man march with glen beck's restoring honor rally. on the same day as al sharpton's march to reclaim the dream. now comes the one nation working together march. >> we have more than 1600 buses confirmed. >> reporter: the head of the naacp joins the city council members, union activists and others to make an appeal to city residents to come on out saturday and sunday a message to congress, no matter who controls the house and senate after the mid-term elections. >> the obstructionism the u.s. senate hasn't all been republicans. there have been democrats who have
. the neighbors rushed toward the fire to rescue people trapped by the flames. karen gray houston is live with the latest. >> reporter: what happened here at 3132, 16th street was tragic. one man killed, several people critically injured, includeing a 2-year-old toddler and there was some dramatic efforts to rescue people and we're waiting for the latest word on what is happening. the fire chief is holding a news conference and updating us on the latest. >> woke up upstairs wax, what is going? there is a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning and residents woke up to billowing smoke and to fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived finding out what is going o. the nephew said he woke up his 38-year-old uncle. for a translator, he tells us, he climbed out the window first and using a telephone chord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that is when i grabbed a telephone cable, tied it up to that refrigerator and threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree lebow -- below and jumped. his
gray brought out councilwoman mary chay from ward 3 and he's more on both sides of the debate. karen? >> reporter: yo vince gray said it's just a coincidence that two days in a row, the two candidates for mayor have put women in a place for the campaign. and we asked them about fenty bringing his wife to the party. >> reporter: ward 3, upper northwest. lots of wealthy white residents and could play a pivotal role in the primary. >> you take two. >> reporter: the d.c. council chairman courting votes on the home turf of mary chay who wholeheartedly endorsed gray. >> going back somewhere, vince bray is progressive. >> to be able to have the support of someone who is as intelligent and thoughtful and hardworking as mary chay is incredibly uplifting. >> reporter: across up to, the celebration of another groundbreaking. ed a rain fenty appearing mayoral, announcing the upcoming renovation of the historic howard theatre and his wife making an impression after the museum debate. >> at this point in time, i feel compelled to speak. there are so many misconceptions about me husband. >> reporte
recognize all of them, allison, gurvir, paul wagner and karen gray houston. they will all ask questions. some they generated, some the viewers sent in. we thank you for senting in your questions and concerns and hopefully you can get your answers today. this is how it will play out. each candidate will get 90 seconds for an opening statement. there will be a flipping of the coin. i have the coin in my hand, the actual coin that will be tossed. i think our news director will do that. i will hand that to phil. that is what will decide who gets to go first in terms of the opening statement. after that, the candidates will be over here behind their respective podiums. there will be a series of questions. each candidate gets one minute to address the question. they get 30 seconds for the rebuttal then another 30 seconds for the count erie put tall. the debate will last one hour. we will get in as many questions as we can in that hour. each candidate gets a one minute closing statement. i can tell you there is a lot of supporters on both camps outside the studios. they are still campaigning.
wbff-tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news late edition. >>> sheets of rain, heavy wind,ú gray skies. hurriiane earl sideswipes the mid atlantic, just missing the state of maryland. path north, targeting new england. >> hello again, i'm jennife jeff barnes. iim karen parks. marylaad more than 150 miles %-packed quite a punch causing huge waves and some minor flooding. people already in ocean city for wwth the storm's power. >> it's definitely a sight to3 see. youudon't see this veryyoften. >> mother nature's pretty powerful. seeing it in he flesh ann blood, t's pretty lively. . >> ocean city is preparing to %-holiday weekend. the long >>> one person had the wrong idea during the storm. he's a surfer who decided to go outtinto the wavessduring the hurricann. well, that violated restrictions on swimming and surfing during the storm. the man received two $300 citttions. >>> ii thh meantime hurricane earl is moving away from us toward new england. now the sky is already gray up -here and the winds are picking up as well. %-the hardest as the hurricanet people there are already boarding
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